Windows 11 on an unsupported CPU

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Stuck on dev level in Windows Insider with a custom build with an unsupported CPU (i7-7700K). No option to downgrade levels so my options were either a clean install of Windows 10 or find a way to bypass the hardware requirements.
So, I bypassed the hardware requirements
 

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Stuck on dev level in Windows Insider with a custom build with an unsupported CPU (i7-7700K). No option to downgrade levels so my options were either a clean install of Windows 10 or find a way to bypass the hardware requirements.
So, I bypassed the hardware requirements



Interesting find.
Will be nice if that functions on all rings. :)





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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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The processor on my HP EliteBook 2530p may not be supported, but it's doing its best.

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    2 GB
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I tried installing onto an Acer Aspire laptop from 2006 which has an AMD Turion 64 processor. It sort of installs but I can't past the initial set up screens asking for user name and password etc. In the case of the Acer a big problem is the wireless adapter causing massive interrupts that slow things down. It took an hour to reach that this point but then just keeps going around in a loop... set up ran into a problem... and repeat.

It would run early versions of W10 quite well.
 

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    Dell Vostro 3750 17"
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    Early i5
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    Unknown
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    8Gb
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The processor on my HP EliteBook 2530p may not be supported, but it's doing its best
That installed 2GB RAM will be slowing it down a bit too ;)
I tried installing onto an Acer Aspire laptop from 2006 which has an AMD Turion 64 processor. It sort of installs but I can't past the initial set up screens asking for user name and password etc....
The only problem I had with a clean install on my Acer Aspire One D270 (Intel Atom N2600, Legacy bios, 2GB RAM) was getting 11 Home's setup to allow me to create a local account. At the screen before that (let's connect you to a network..) ALT+F4 did the trick.
 

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    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
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    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
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    laptop screen
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. Now 11 has been released it has been re-imaged back to 10 and awaits the upgrade to be offered in Windows Update.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
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    Dell Lattitude E4310
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    i5 M 520
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    0T6M8G
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    4GB
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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If it's incompatible it is. It is obviously not suitable for win 11 so I wouldn't waste any time on it as MS will probably stop any "fixes" in the near future
 

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    32GB
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If it's incompatible it is. It is obviously not suitable for win 11 so I wouldn't waste any time on it as MS will probably stop any "fixes" in the near future
I would second that opinion as if it is not supported, it will void your warranty, no support means no firmware or drivers. So best to stay on 10 :) I as a surface pro 5 user am fine with Windows 10, security updates are important. Also even without warranty, I can still get help from Windows support online and if I am on 11, they wont' help me
 
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Unless software can damage hardware, it should not void the Warranty. This is bull***t is spread by manufacturers to scare us and buy a new PC rather than attempt to install Windows 11 on our unsupported one. The worst it can happen is that we won't be able to install Windows 11 at all, or find drivers afterwards. Good news though, any Windows 10 or 8 or 7 or Vista 64-bit driver works also in Windows 11 with the exception of some Windows 7 graphics drivers (mostly by Intel) that deliberately do not work on newer Windows versions to force us upgrade our hardware. Dream on!
 

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I would call mine a 'W7' PC as that is what it came with back in 2012. It runs W11 just fine... in fact I would go as far as to say it has been the most trouble free of any OS to date. I clean installed the final release version two days ago.

As always I just wait once the desktop appears and after a couple of minutes the correct Intel driver is installed by MS (Intel HD3000, so an oldie).
 

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    Unknown
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    8Gb
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I installed pro last night on my Asus P43E i5 proc 8Gb ram 250gig ssd laptop. Used the work around on the in place upgrade. Booted up and got the day 1 update. Seems to be running just fine.
 

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This PC meets all the requirements except CPU 8th gen. I'm running an i7-7700, and it's running beautifully on 11 21H2 194, so I'll be looking forward to getting any updates (any MS doesn't automatically supply, that is) from the Update Catalog, when they are announced on this forum.

I'm optimistic about this working. But I've got good W10 backup images to re-install if anything goes sour down the road.
 

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    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
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    To be updated when I have time
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    To be updated when I have time
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    16GB DDR3
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    To be updated when I have time
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    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
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    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
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We’re all waiting to see what happens with updates on next Tuesday!
 

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Oh, yeah! Cabbage Patch Tuesday!
 

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    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
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    Lenovo
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    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
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    Intel 630 onboard
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    Realtek HD Audio
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    LG E2442
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    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
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    Lenovo SFF
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    Microsoft Wired 600
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    LogiTech M510 wireless
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    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
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    Lenovo Think Centre M83 SFF
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    To be updated when I have time
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    To be updated when I have time
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    16GB DDR3
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    To be updated when I have time
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    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
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    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
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    1920 x 1080
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    Microsoft 600 wired
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spapakons

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From what I have seen so far, all updates are automatically installed except for upgrades to a newer build that check compatibility. For those I would download the latest ISO, load Setup and then delete the appropriate file from cache before proceeding.
 

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    Windows 11 Insider's Preview 21H2 64-bit (build 22000.51)
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    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
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    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
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    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB ATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
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